Sun to Outshine Spectacular Cosmic Alignment Saturday
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:23:18 -0500
The morning sky will play host to a spectacular gathering of solar system objects grouped closely together tomorrow (Nov. 22), but it won't be easy for observers on Earth to see it.
Space Gift Ideas: Out-of-This World Gifts for Him or Her
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:04:06 -0500
Here’s a collection of space gifts for the stargazer in your life, whether he or she is an amateur astronomer or full-blown space nerd (like us).
10 Years of the Universe's Most Powerful Explosions | Video
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:00:00 -0500
NASA's Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer has delivered "game-changing" astrophysics data since its launch in November 2004. Mission leaders and scientists describe a few of its discoveries.
NASA Extends Private Space Taxi Agreement with Blue Origin
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:43:07 -0500
NASA announced Nov. 14 that it has extended its unfunded agreement with Blue Origin to support that company’s effort to develop a commercial crew spacecraft.
Binary Earth-Size Planets Possible Around Distant Stars
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:29:54 -0500
Binary Earth-size planets that orbit each other might exist around distant stars, researchers say. Simulations suggest such worlds can begin circling each other after slow, grazing collisions.
Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:51:19 -0500
The Philae lander is named for the Philae obelisk, as both are uncovering answers to ancient secrets.